Portland schools join national effort to improve school results for minority boys

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Portland Public Schools is one of 60 urban districts nationwide that signed on today to President Obama's effort to improve educational outcomes for black and Latino boys, an initiative known as My Brother's Keeper.

Participating districts agree to spend more more on early-childhood education, reduce disproportionately high school discipline rates for boys of color, provide mentoring and improve black and Latino males' access to college-prep courses.

Pam Knowles, co-chair of the Portland school board, and Superintendent Carole Smith traveled to D.C. for the White House announcement.

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